remember when facebook did some AI experiment involving a network of AIs learning how to communicate each other and the news headlines were full of things like “TERRIFIED FACEBOOK RESEARCHERS SHUT DOWN AI AFTER IT DEVELOPS ITS OWN LANGUAGE”

@eightbitsamurai i am far too young, but i do remember hearing interesting stories from *the cast* about how surprised they were, especially mark hamill.

since all of vader's dialog was dubbed over (though david prowse's english farmhand brogue is delightful, and he spoke the lines as they filmed to help the other actors), the ACTUAL line was kept secret. on the set, everyone heard "i killed your father", and didn't know the real line until they were *in the theater at the premiere*.

the combination of mechanical keyboard and virtual numpad is sending me

political take 

Happy #InternationalMensDay especially to all the wonderful trans men on my timeline! You're awesome <3

And if you're genderqueer or nonbinary and self-describe as masc/male: You're VALID and super great human beings. Go make this day your own!

very tame drawing featuring the top 10% of a nipple 

really, i just like characters that don't speak but communicate nontraditionally

an aesthetic i enjoy: where two characters are communicating, but only one of them is actually saying anything visible; the other isn't even making any noise

what's it called when you're cosplaying, but you're not cosplaying a specific character, you're just trying to cosplay an entire aesthetic

oh, right, fashion

refactoring two fields into a substruct in a statically-typed language: make the change at the type definition, see what breaks.

refactoring two fields into a substruct in a dynamically-typed language: it's time to go on an *adventure*!

i mean really it's 'non-statically-typed languages' that i hate, but

1) mypy doesn't work well unless you type-annotate *everything*, because there are lots of cases where it will just not even try to infer obvious things
2) the fact that it's implemented at a language level means you have to do stuff like declare your type variables or `List[str]` instead of `list[str]`
3) there isn't *nearly* as much third-party coverage as there is for typescript
4) you can't really do tagged unions like you can with typescript

the more i work on this python codebase at work the more i hate python

i remember getting my mind blown when A12 came out and it had the timestop mechanic, i'm really glad to see the XIV team just repeatedly introducing more and more Weird Bullshit as they go

i cannot *wait* for enough people to clear this fight that people start publishing guides

not because i think i'm ever going to clear it, but because these mechanics look buck willd

one of the new Alexander Ultimate mechanics called Fate Calibration involves you getting a 15-second-ish vision of the future where Perfect Alexander kills you with mechanics, and you have to have a certain buff in order to see the abilities that he's going to use so you know how to survive

this fight is fucking *wild*

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a very robotic single-user instance for @hierarchon